Naramata, British Columbia, Canada is a small agricultural community located on the southeast shore of Okanagan Lake in the heart of wine country. The community is recognized for its fertile soil on the Naramata Bench which is home to many quality Okanagan Valley vineyards and wineries.
Neighbouring the wineries on the surrounding hills are orchards identified by the rows of trees with white and pink blossoms. The Okanagan fruit grown in the Naramata region includes apples, cherries, peaches, apricots, prunes, and pears.
High in the hills behind the community of Naramata is the Kettle Valley Rail Trail (KVR). It is a popular recreation route for hikers and mountain bikers wishing to explore the Okanagan Valley. Naramata is one of the best areas to access the Kettle Valley Rail Trail.
Naramata Village is situated on a small peninsula on the shore of Okanagan Lake. The downtown core consists of a few streets lined with stores including art galleries, restaurants, gas station, accommodations and gift boutiques. The main commercial business in the region are the many wineries.
Land activities popular in the region include mountain biking and hiking. The popular water activities in the region, most enjoyed on Okanagan Lake, include windsurfing, kite boarding, swimming, scuba diving, boating, kayaking and fishing.
The biggest and most popular recreation park is the Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park. It is located north of the community. A smaller park with lots of history is the Rock Ovens Regional Park located on the Kettle Valley Rail Trail.
Ice-fishing is a popular in the winter months. Many go to Chute Lake or to one of the other alpine lakes in the region. Snowshoeing, snowmobiling and x-country skiing are also activities enjoying the snowfall months. Not far is Apex Mountain which is popular for downhill skiing and snowboarding.